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Thursday, 26 October 2017

A supernatural record: Rohit Shetty's 'Golmaal Again' becomes the first horror-comedy to cross 100 crore mark

The Rohit Shetty film is the first in the horror-comedy genre to hit the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office

This comes to an average of six centuries every year, that translates into one every two months. However, not even one of these has featured any sort of horror element. These may be human dramas (Dangal) or sex comedies (Grand Masti), but nothing close to any sort of horror element has featured in any of these films. Golmaal Again has changed that now in a matter of less than one week. 


“Horror films have become extinct in the recent years and horror-comedies are anyway hard to come by. Leave aside horror, even supernatural elements haven’t really found a place in Bollywood comedies that cater to family audiences,” says a trade expert. 

However, with the supernatural element blending really well into Rohit Shetty’s comic narrative of Golmaal Again, family audiences have been entertained in a big way this Diwali.”


There have been a couple of sci-fi or superhero films though that have entered the Rs 100 crore club — Ra.Oneand Krrish 3

These were a different ballgame altogether though, whereas Golmaal Again is in a different world altogether, considering the kind of franchise that Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty have built over the years gone by. Says a crew member of the multi-starrer, “This is a kind of film where you would laugh at all the supernatural jokes and thoroughly enjoy the fun ride that is in the offering. It is a unique fusion by itself and something new that is being offered to the audience; they haven’t seen or heard a story like this before.”


No wonder, trade is excited about how much further would Golmaal Again will go from here and are pegging the film to go beyond the Rs150 crore mark. Looking at the audience response, filmmakers will be encouraged to explore this genre more. The audience, too, can look forward to a few more such films.

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